NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County grand jury indicted a 53-year-old man in connection to allegations that he molested a young girl on multiple occasions from 2010 to 2012.
East Texas News obtained a copy of the January grand jury indictments Thursday. Harvey Joe Puntch, of Nacogdoches, was indicted on a second-degree felony charge of indecency with a child.
Puntch was arrested in May of 2014. According to the arrest affidavit, when a Nacogdoches County Sheriff's deputy spoke to the girl, she told the deputy that Puntch molested her on numerous occasions from the time she was in the fourth grade to when she was in the sixth grade.
The girl told the deputy that Puntch would put his hand down the front of her pants and inside her shirt when he touched her inappropriately, the affidavit stated.
The grand jury also indicted Michael Taundre Davis, 37, of Chireno on two state felony charges - evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction and endangering a child.
Davis was arrested in July 2014.
According to the arrest affidavit, two Nacogdoches Police officers attempted to make a traffic stop on a blue sedan for failing to stop at a designated point in the 400 block of East Seale St. The sedan kept going for a few seconds after one of the officers hit the lights on his patrol vehicle.
Then the suspect, who was later identified as Davis, bailed out of the vehicle while it was still moving and in gear and ran from the officers. The car kept moving and only came to a stop when it struck a curb, according to the affidavit.
Davis then allegedly ran into a heavily wooded area and managed to escape from the area before police could catch him.
According to the affidavit, Davis left a female passenger in the front seat of the car and a 9-year-old boy in the back seat. The woman identified the suspect as Davis and said that he ran because he didn't have a driver's license. The NPD officers also found mail from the Texas Department of Public Safety that was addressed to Davis in the glove compartment.